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    Unique ID Code: 0000019696
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 18/6/2001 12:25
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    Face/Off (Reissue) (UK)

    7 / 10
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    In order to catch him, he must become him
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 133 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Oscar® winning* superstar Nicolas Cage (Con Air) and screen icon John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) battle head to head in FACE/OFF... the ultimate cat and mouse thriller directed by the world`s most acclaimed action film director, John Woo!

    To avenge the senseless murder of his son, FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) undergoes radical new surgery allowing him to switch faces with the comatose terrorist Castor Troy (Cage) and assume his identity. But when Castor awakes and assumes Sean`s identity, the real Sean is thrust into an unimaginable nightmare, fighting not only for his life but also those of his wife (Joan Allen) and daughter!

    Brilliant performances and mind numbing visual effects make FACE/OFF the explosive action thriller you`ve got to see to believe.

    *Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Cast Bios
    Theatrical Trailer
    Action Overload
    Pearl Harbour Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John Woo

    Written By:

    Gina Gershon
    Joan Allen
    John Travolta
    Alessandro Nivola
    Nicolas Cage

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    John Powell
    Gavin Greenaway

    Music From:
    Georg Friedrich Händel
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Frédéric Chopin

    Director of Photography:
    Oliver Wood

    Christian A. Wagner
    Steven Kemper

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Neil Spisak

    Mike Werb
    David Permut
    Jeff Levine
    Christopher Godsick
    Michael Colleary
    Barrie M. Osborne
    Terence Chang

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Reuther
    Jonathan D. Krane
    Michael Douglas

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    This movie has John Woo written all over it - boom, bang, some more boom and a lot more bang. But that`s about it.
    Plot? Well, for a movie that`s supposed to be a thriller, the plot is too far fetched.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the action scenes (pretty much 80% of the movie) are impressive. The colors are nicely saturated and the few CG scenes look pretty natural.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good as well. The surrounds are used pretty much throughout the movie and the dialog is always clear.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a full throttle action thriller with a plot that will leave you smiling in disbelief.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 18/8/2002 16:13
    7 / 10
    This is another great no brainer action movie from John Woo. The action comes fast and furious, and makes up for the ridiculously far fetched plot. While this is not the best movie that either Cage or Travolta have starred in, it by no means the worst. Actors of this quality have no problem in pulling off playing both good and bad guys throughout the film, and it`s obvious that they both enjoyed playing both roles.

    Both video and audio are excellent, but what lets this DVD down is the lack of extras. There`s an "action overload" feature which consists of a huge 60 seconds worth of action clips from the film, which I think puts it right up there in the `worst extra of all time` league table. There are also limited biographies for the main cast and a trailer for Pearl Harbor.

    Altogether a bit of a let down - a decent action film with a good transfer let down by the lact of extras. Having said that at least it isn't the flipper version... and I suppose the menus were easy to use.....
    posted by Rich Davies on 3/9/2002 07:41